Library – Harrison NJ

Description

The Harrison N.J. Public Library was constructed in 1936-8 as a New Deal project: the Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $42,476 grant for the project.

“The overall dimensions of the building are 94 by 60 feet. In the basement there are a community room, staff room, workroom, boiler room, and toilets. On the first floor are a reading room, a stack room, and librarian’s office. There is an exhibit room on the mezzanine floor.

It is fireproof with concrete floors, steel trusses, and brick bearing walls. The roofing is slate.

It was completed in February 1938 at a construction cost of $79,041 and a total project cost of $112,273.”

PWA Docket No. NJ [W]1167

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
112273

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

Source: National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 19.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 27, 2018.

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Location Info


415 Harrison Ave.
Harrison, NJ 07029

Coordinates: 40.745859, -74.155237

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